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Two classic long out of stock albums by Stephan Mathieu, available for the first time in the originally envisaged double–CD format.
Design by Caro Mikalef for Cabina
Remastered at Schwebung Mastering in June 2020
© ℗ Schwebung 2010 /2020
A STATIC PLACE
“A Static Place is about the journey of sound. Between 1928 and 1932 the earliest recordings of historically informed performances of music from the late Gothic, Renaissance and Baroque era were etched into 78RPM records. I used some of these records from my collection, playing them back with two mechanical acoustic HMV Model 102 gramophones. The initial soundwaves produced back then by period instruments like the clavichord, viols, lute, hurdy-gurdy are read from the grooves by a cactus needle to be amplified by the gramophones diaphragm housed in a soundbox. Those vibrations travel through the tonearm which is connected straight to the gramophones horn, which releases the music to my space. Here the sound is again picked up by a pair of microphones and send to my computer, to be transformed by a convolution process.”
- Stephan Mathieu, Madrid, Nov. 31, 2010
Originally released on 12k in February 2011
Original material from Janek Schaefer‘s installation piece Extended Play, reprocessed between September 2008 and October 2010 using an entropic setup and convolution processes.
Originally released on Line in February 2011
Includes unlimited streaming of A Static Place /Remain – 2020 Edition
via the free Bandcamp app, plus high-quality download in MP3, FLAC and more.